Tamara Carson - Alma Flamenca at Dance in the Park - photo Mike Strong - kcdance.com
Tamara Carson dancing with Alma Flamenca

Dance In The Park 2012

The 14th Annual Dance In The Park
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Roanoke Park, Kansas CIty,MO

Produced by City in Motion Dance Theater in conjunction with
Volker
Roanoke
Coleman Highlands
West Plaza
Valentine
- neighborhood association -

  http://www.CityInMotion.Org  

Friday, the day before, saw heavy rain in the afternoon before the first rehearsals. By the time Saturday afternoon rolled around the sky was clear, room temperatures, no bugs. One of the best-weather nights ever for Dance in the Park. Also, this show was among the best of the Dance in the Park shows.

Bubbles in the Air
Bubbles in the air

Donna Patty and Billie Mahoney (sitting) with KCMO fourth district councilwoman Jan Marcason, and to the right of her, standing, is Greg Patterson, owner of the Uptown Arts Bar (3615 Broadway) Miss Shirley in red behind (see below)
Donna Patty and Billie Mahoney (sitting) with KCMO fourth district councilwoman Jan Marcason, and to the
right of her, standing, is Greg Patterson, owner of the Uptown Arts Bar (3615 Broadway)
Miss Shirley in red behind (see below)

Miss Shirley Weaver
Miss Shirley Weaver

Meredith Green, Green, Jennifer Tierney
Meredith Green and mom Debbie Green with dancer and studio/school co-owner Jennifer Tierney - American Youth Ballet

Brie
Brie Blakeman juggling pre-show in back of the stage area.

Pre-Show Swing Class

Class Leaders from Louis and Company: Jesse Lopez and Mary Miller

Jesse Lopez teaching swing class - with small dancer in front  - photo Mike Strong
Jesse Lopez teaching swing class - with small dancer in front

Mary Mille teaching swing class - Here helping a young dancer
Mary Mille teaching swing class - Here helping a young dancer

 

American Youth Ballet
The performing group of American Dance Center, 118th Quivira, Overland Park, KS

No Capicia

Choreography: Kristopher Estes-Brown
Music: Louis Prima
Dancers: Taylor Arel, Molly Cook, Meredith Green, Katy Hagen, Juliana kuhn, Stephanie Ruley, Emily Tatham, Danica Williams, Sydney Wilson.

American Youth Ballet
American Youth Ballet - Emily Tatham, Katy Hagen


Sydney Wilson, Meridith Green, Stephanie Ruley

Emily Tatham in No Capicia
Emily Tatham in No Capicia

Katie Hagen - Dance in the Park for American Youth Ballet in No Capicia
Katie Hagen in No Capicia

American Youth Ballet in Dance in the Park with No Capicia

 

 

City in Motion Apprentice Company &
Children's Dance Theatre

Children's Dance Theater
Round and Straight

Choreography: Ann Shaughnessy
Music: Augustus Pablo; Stanley Black
Children's Dance Theater Dancers: Liliana Reyes, Diana Garbison, Eleanor Nash, Lita Lockhart, Raia Rasu, Arianwen Sharman, Samantha Wilson

Apprentice Company
6+6=11

Choreography: Andrea Skowronek
Music: Radiohead
Apprentice Company Dancers: Julia Badji, Amber Brownlee, Madeline Cozad, Guthrie Kimball, Greer Madole, Lilly McGonigle, Nakysha Osadchey, Dominique Vaughan, Marina Vianello, Hannah Wilczewski

 

Round and Straight - Childrens Dance Theater
City in Motion Children's Dance Theater - "Round and Straight"

CIM Apprentice Co - Dominique Vaughn
Apprentice Company - Dominique Vaughn (top right)

 

Alma Flamenca

Solea

Choreography: Tamara Carson and Zhanna Saparova
Music: Traditional
Musicians: Jarrod Stephenson, Clint Dodson
Costumes: Rachel Plante-EuDaly
Dancers: Tamara Carson, Margaret Gordon, Amanda January

 

Amanda January for Alma Flamenca
Alma Flamenca in tech rehearsal. Amanda January in front. Behind, Left-right: Jarrod Stephenson, Clint Dodson, Tamara Carson, Margaret Gordon

Alma Flamenca in tech rehearsal. Margaret Gordon in front. Behind, Left-right: Jarrod Stephenson, Clint Dodson, Amanda January
Alma Flamenca in tech rehearsal. Margaret Gordon in front. Behind, Left-right: Jarrod Stephenson, Clint Dodson, Amanda January

 

 

Art in Motion

(2 dances)

Dear Parents

Choreography: Carly Malsom
Music: Martie Bacardi
Dancer: Shon Mack

Love The Way You Lie

Choreography: Cathy Patterson
Music: Rihanna
Dancer: Carly Malsom

Art in Motion

 

 

Traditional Music Society
Soundz of Africa

Reflections of Africa

Choreography: Vanessa Gibbs, Danny Hinds
Musicians: Freddie Brim, Bird Fleming, Xavier Fleming, D.J. Malabre, Vanessa Gibbs, Tinka Barnes, Andrea Williams, Jaya Phillips, Myeishe Rogers
Costumes: Cheikh Gueye
Dancers: Vanessa Gibbs, Jaya Phillips, Christina Scales, Ronnie Williams

Soundz of Africa

Soundz of Africa

Soundz of Africa

 

Moondrop Circus

Zoom !!!

Choreography: Brie Blakeman, Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger
Music / Musician: Andrew Wilson
Dancers: Brie Blakeman, Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger

Brie and Moondrops
Brie Blakeman (left), Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger

Brie Blakeman, Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger
Brie Blakeman, Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger

Brie Blakeman, Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger
Brie Blakeman, Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger

Brie Blakeman, Jenna Haddock, Robin Roseberger

Moondrop Circus

Tearing down for Moondrop Circus
Moondrop Circus tearing down with stilt walkers in front of the stage to cover the time to dismantle the equipment


 

City in Motion Dance Theater

Anudu

Choreography: Dale Fellin
Music: Ash Dargan
Costumes: Lisa Choules
Dancers: Katie Brennan, Tuesday Faust, Amanda January, Stephen Plante, Andrea Skowronek, Ann Shaughnessy

Amanda January in Anudu for City in Motion
Amanda January in Anudu for City in Motion

Amanda January in Anudu for City in Motion
Amanda January in Anudu for City in Motion

 

Kacico Dance

(excerpt from "Below the Surface")

Sinking Particles

Choreography: Holly Noel Harmison
Music: David Downing
Dancers: Mallory Gittemeier, Chelsea Koenig, Allison McKinzie, Katie Metzger, Leigh Murray

Chelsea Koenig (front), Back: Allison McKinzie, Mallory Gittemeier

 

 

Troupe Duende

Ruby Blue

Choreography: Amy Field
Music: Adele, Roisin Murphy
Dancers: Katrina Anderson, Amy Field, Amy Calley Krump, Cassandra Whitney


Amy Field (front) and Katrina Anderson


Katrina Anderson, Amy Field, Cassandra Whitney, Amy Calley Kump

 

Louis and Company's
The Swingsters

Shout and Feel It
Swing Jam

Music: Count Basie, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Dancers: David Dyer and Kim Bao, Mark Hellwedge and Toni Dodd, Rory Hughes and Adria Rook, Jesse Lopez and Mary Miller

Swingsters

Swingsters

Swingsters Toni Dodd and Mark Helwedge
Toni Dodd and Mark Helwedge

 

 

 

 

swing lesson

Swing Lesson

Swing Lesson

Stiltwalkers and kids during Moondrop teardown
Stiltwalkers and kids during Moondrop teardown

Brie Blakeman - Moondrop Circus - posing behind stage before the show
Brie Blakeman - Moondrop Circus - posing behind stage before the show

Brie Blakeman during tech for Moondrop Circus
Brie Blakeman during tech for Moondrop Circus

Kris Estes-Brown (left) and his dancers in American Youth Ballet. Debbie Green in back
Kris Estes-Brown (left) and his dancers in American Youth Ballet. Debbie Green in back

Moose Kimball
Moose Kimball

Beth Byrd, Ann Shaughnessy, Cecilia Rog
Beth Byrd, Ann Shaughnessy, Cecilia Rog

 

 
 
From the program:

Production Staff

Technical Director/Lighting Designer John "Moose" Kimball
Production Director/Stage Manager Ann Shaughnessy
Sound Engineer Scott Cordes
Assistant Stage Managers Beth Byrd, Cecilia Rog
Event Coordinators Mary Ann Allen & Andrea Skowronek
Volunteer Coordinator June Holte

Graphic Designer Tracie Davis
Photographer Mike Strong
Host Michael Hogge

Acknowledgements

Dance in the Park would not be possible without the inspired dedication of
this outstanding group of neighborhood residents who worked with local
businesses and sponsors to present this group of uniquely talented
dancers. They organized, they fund raised, and they coordinated.

Special thanks to the City in Motion Board of Directors!

City in Motion's web site: http://www.CityInMotion.org

and their Twitter link: https://twitter.com/cityinmotionkc

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